Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS, Pender Chair in Nanoelectronics, University College London will be awarded the Dirac Medal and give the 2013 Dirac Public Lecture.
TeraView is pleased to announce that Professor Sir Michael Pepper, TeraView’s co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer will be awarded the Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics, awarded by the UNSW and the Australian Institute of Physics.
The Lecture and the Medal commemorate the visit to the university in 1975 of Professor Dirac, who gave five lectures. The lectures were subsequently published as a book, Directions of Physics. Professor Dirac donated the royalties from this book to the University for the establishment of the Dirac Lecture and Prize.
Professor Pepper will give the Dirac Lecture on advanced semiconductor growth technology. The Lecture will show how this technology, which was developed for the information technology industry, has allowed the creation of new types of structures for investigating the quantum aspects of electron transport. As well as being awarded an Honorary Degree on the evening. Please join us in congratulating Professor Pepper.
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